Berlin is a big party town packed with edgy clubs and bars. Whether you want to experience a never-ending choice of beer, or some bangin' beats, Berlin won't disappoint.
Hops & Barley
This small microbrewery in Friedrichshain has a self-sufficient approach and has revived traditional German beers such wheat beer, dark beer and Apfelwein (cider to you and me). They also have special guest beers and seasonal specialties on tap. Hungry? Fill up on sandwiches and local German snacks!
This lively and sociable beer garden has a wonderfully Bavarian feel to it. It's all wooden tables, tankards, enthusiastic beer-swilling and bratwurst. On sunny days it's a great place to unwind and watch the Berliners go by. If the ultimate beer garden doesn't put a smile on your face, the name of the club next door might - it's called 'Bastard'.
Natanja & Heinrich
Enjoy free Wi-Fi, a cappuccino and a fortifying cake in the afternoon or beer and wine in the evening in this is a comfy, chill-out bar with rough floors, ample seating and huge windows. Thanks to its individual style and laid-back beat it attracts a young crowd, so expect to meet plenty of like minded folk.
It's not unusual to wander into the Watergate and find yourself being entertained by the world's premier DJs, attracting Berlin's most serious clubbers. Although the building is nothing special from the outside, the interior has the real 'wow' factor with stunning views through its floor-to-ceiling windows.
This place offers concerts and parties with renowned international bands and DJs. It has a cordial atmosphere, a stage, two floors and three bars! As well as Indie, the Bang Bang Club plays Manchester Rave, Garage, Soul, Rock, Psychedelic and Old School.
The Matrix is the place to be if you just want to dance like no one is watching. It's not too cool for school - it's a laugh. There are seven dance floors, each featuring a 'theme' every night of the week. Ask at your hostel reception for Matrix vouchers to help your budget stretch even further.